❄️When high-impact winter storm will bring snow to Central Virginia

The cold start with flurries leads to another unseasonably cold afternoon. Grab all the winter gear out-the-door, plus sunglasses as some sunshine could work in through the day. For the meteorological winter season which begins December 1, we are short around 11 inches of snowfall compared to normal.

The advisory runs essentially along and south of I-80 where light snow is expected to create slick travel conditions. Temperatures have dropped to around 20° this morning with wind chills in the teens.

Snow will first fall over the Colorado Rockies and High Plains through Friday evening. Snow and slushy roads are likely for the morning and afternoon commutes. Models remain consistent and have been since Monday! The more snow pack that remains, the colder it will stay.

Due to the potential for a wintry mix and some rain, the snow totals will vary over a small distance.

Shoveling and plowing operations are likely to be needed in preparation for the National Football League playoff game in Kansas City on Saturday afternoon. Roads will be hazardous Saturday morning and early afternoon so give yourself plenty of time to get to KC. We've issued a Storm Team 12 Weather Alert day for some snow that may impact part of your weekend.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today for southern Erie County and Crawford County, according to the National Weather Service.

That includes Denver, Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley where 1-4 inches of snow accumulation are expected.

"This storm may become an overachiever when it comes to snow and ice".

Vanessa Coleman